One in five Australians will experience a mental illness or serious mood disorder during their lives.
Early help for a mental health issues can make a big difference. If you’re finding feelings of anxiety, distress, sadness or other feelings difficult to overcome, or if emotional or behavioural problems significantly disrupt your life, you can get help from your doctor.
If you need non-urgent help, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Doctors play a key role in managing mental health problems. They can provide assessment and treatment for many common problems, such as depression and anxiety, and can provide referrals to mental health professionals if needed.
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